SANIBEL ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE | Niki ButcherSanibel Island © 2020
Photographic Story The Sanibel Lighthouse was built in 1884 and was one of the first lighthouses on Florida’s Gulf Coast north of Key West. The lighthouse is 98 ft. above sea level, and is an iron skeleton tower. It’s amazing that it has survived the erosion of the salt air and the numerous hurricanes that have hit the island since the 1800’s. The Art of Hand Painting Black and White Photographs Photographed with a Sony digital camera and instead of oil painting with Q-tips and cotton balls, Niki was able to paint using Photoshop. Changing from the old-fashioned way of doing her art, to the new ‘fashion’ of using technology was challenging, but she’s enjoying getting back to her own personal expression. Archival Print Making Niki’s open edition gicleé artwork is printed on Sunset Bright Velvet Rag matte finish paper using eight archival inks. A state-of-the-art Epson Stylus Pro printer creates deep, rich dark values that hold subtle detail in the shadows as well as bright vivid colors that are truly tropical.